The change in me.
Monday, November 26, 2012
I am sitting in my room at the desk frustrated with my math homework, so I decided to just sit back and breath. In this small amount of time, I started to think about what I have both accomplished today and what I need to change.
Today was my first day back at watching what I eat (not just as it passes from my fork to my mouth), and over all I thought it went pretty well. I never had one of those spells where I was dying for food, or craving random junk food, or worse than that, carbs... They are my absolute downfall and I can eat them everyday for every meal. But aside from that, I will go over what I am PROUD of myself for.
1. Never craved. A strange, but pleasant occurrence.
2. Counted every calorie I put into my mouth. I even made a tomato and asparagus tart for dinner, and counted every calorie I put in the recipe. My husband bought me one of the digital scales (by The Biggest Loser) and it has a food database so it measures in grams, and then gives you the calories based on the weight of the food. Pretty cool! And by double checking the calories on here, it added up to be pretty accurate.
3. I have made the decision to give up soda and the occasional beer next year for my new years resolution. I did it once before (last year in fact) and I didn't take a sip of soda for 1 year! However, not only have I gone back to soda, in place of it last year I started drinking beer. So I am sure no extra calories were saved by my switch. I was however, proud that I could stick to my "no soda rules"
4. I roasted a whole chicken, so I can shred it and put this lean protein in pita's, quesidilla's, and on salads. Pretty smart huh? I went to the store looking for easy chicken out of packs because I never was a fan of the canned stuff. What I discovered (via Fooducate app which I LOVE!!!) is that I the packed stuff is BEYOND unhealthy for you. A ton of preservatives and GMO. So what did I do, bought a whole chicken. And I roasted it and am going to pull it apart. This is the healthiest way to deal with this situation.
Need to change:
1. I had 3 cans of soda today. This is simple, it needs to stop. I would have saved: 450 kcal today had I not drank those cans. If I had not done this, I could have replaced it with fruits and veggies, an overall better choice.
2. I didn't drink one glass of water today. Not one... what in the world was I thinking?!? Ya, I don't know either. Boy was this a mistake....
I don't want to look at today as a failure, but rather a learning experience. Look at the negative choices, understand why I did them, and how I can change. Overall, this is a needed step in the weight loss progress. I mean, you cant change, if you don't see whats both in front of you and what behind... or what you chose to put behind you :)